Based on a story by Doctor Who legend Robert Holmes Public Eye creator Roger Marshall scripts this cult sci-fi thriller from Merton Park studios. Starring Edward Judd – memorably powerful in The Day the Earth Caught Fire - actor/writer Lyndon Brook and oriental beauty Yoko Tani this brilliantly entertaining gem from 1965 is featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. Lawrence Blackburn driving home in thick fog brakes violently and swerves as a man of strange appearance suddenly looms into view. The stranger is knocked down and bundling the body into his car Blackburn takes him to his local hospital. Medical tests discover something extraordinary: the victim's blood is unidentifiable and he has a radio-opaque disc in his brain. Upon regaining consciousness he explains that he was escorting two prisoners from the planet Lystria when he crash-landed on Earth and his prisoners escaped. But the terrifying truth is that he is a murderer and his two female guards are now on his trail... Special Features: Image Gallery Original Promotional Materials PDFs
In October 1913 a group of aristocratic men and women gather for a shooting party at an estate in the heart of the British countryside. Assured and opulent they move through the elaborate rituals of an Edwardian England country house-party. They dine they shoot gossip flirt and are discreetly adulterous. As members of the privileged elite they practice an etiquette largely imposed by the late King Edward VII - anything goes just as long as it does not threaten the established order or offend accepted morality. But times are changing. The values that have ordered their glittering world will no longer have any meaning in the new age about to dawn.
The thrillers of Edgar Wallace one of the twentieth century’s most successful crime novelists have been widely adapted for film and television – the most memorable of which being the Edgar Wallace Mysteries series made at Merton Park Studios during the first half of the 1960s. A noir-esque series it updates some of the author’s stories to more contemporary settings blending classic B-movie elements with a distinctly British feel. Unseen for decades these dramas have been freshly transferred from the original film elements specifically for this release.
When unhappily married doctor Alec Harvey (Burton) removes a piece of grit from the eye of fellow train-traveller Anna Jesson (Loren) little do they suspect that this chance encounter will turn into a passionate relationship. Alec relentlessly pursues Anna but she is tormented by guilt as the fantasy dream becomes a nightmare of deceit and she realises she is betraying both her husband and children. Based on the 1936 Noel Coward playlet Still Life.
THE TERRORNAUTS Joe Burke heads a radio telescope project hoping to pick up signs of life from another planet; thus far, the team has reported no positive results. But just when the project is about to be cancelled, Burke discovers a faint signal and decides to respond... UNEARTHLY STRANGER TP91 is a secret and highly complex formula which will enable man to project himself through time and space, but when Dr Munro succeeds in partially solving it he is found dead and his successor quickly senses that both he and his new wife are now in grave danger... INVASION Routine tests on a traffic accident victim lead to shocking discoveries when the man is found to be not human! His fabulous tale of being an escaped prisoner from an alien spaceship suddenly takes a turn for the sinister... THE FINAL PROGRAMME In a far-off future, mankind is in a state of decay. But a group of scientists believe they have found the means to move humanity on to its next level in the creation of an ideal, self-replicating and thus immortal human being!
Tense drama set in a sleepy Canadian town in the early 1920 s which is woken with the arrival of a handsome but outspoken English teacher. Henry Buchanan (David Warner), travels from England to teach in a small Canadian town. His outspoken views on the evil of war causes a ripple in the town, and when it is discovered that he was a conscientious objector in World War I, the citizens of the town are outraged. But it's his friendships with both the enigmatic rich divorcee Mrs Boswell (Honor Blackman) and Clarissa (Trudy Young), the daughter of the town's most prominent citizen, that will get Henry into the most trouble of all...
An insightful examination of class barriers in England in the 1920s, following the romance between a wealthy young widow and her hired chauffeur. While recovering from a nervous breakdown, she starts a love affair with the chauffeur, but after she begins to recover her mental stability, the barriers rise once again.
Sophia Loren (Mrs. Ponti) stars as a bored married woman who embarks upon a brief romantic fling with equally married Richard Burton. Throughout their relationship Loren and Burton are plagued by guilt; ultimately they sacrifice their potential happiness in favor of ""the right thing."" Based on the 1936 Noel Coward playlet Still Life.
Midnight Express: Brad Davis and John Hurt star in this riveting true story of a young American's nightmarish experiences in a Turkish prison and his unforgettable journey to freedom. Busted for attempting to smuggle hashish out of Istanbul, American College student Billy Hayes (Davis) is thrown into the city's most brutal jail. After suffering through four years of sadistic torture and inhuman conditions, Billy is about to be released when his parole is denied. Only his inner courage ...
The story of a sensitive relationship between two people - young society widow and her chauffeur - unable to change the roles which class and society have imposed on them.
Sophia Loren (Mrs. Ponti) stars as a bored married woman who embarks upon a brief romantic fling with equally married Richard Burton. Throughout their relationship Loren and Burton are plagued by guilt; ultimately they sacrifice their potential happiness in favour of ""the right thing."" Based on the 1936 Noel Coward playlet Still Life.
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